Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wobbegongs released at Shelley Beach

I had recalled somewhere that just recently 10 captive bred wobbegong sharks were released off Shelley Beach, Manly. After searching the net, quite a few results came up regarding the releases of these sharks on January 22nd, 2010. A picture of the wobbengong shark is shown below.

Wobbegong Shark (source: Sydney Aquarium, 2009).

I suppose this had caught my attention as I recall catching quite a few of these sharks quite a long time ago at Little Manly Point. These were all released as I practice 'catch and release'. However, the article discusses the dramatic decrease of the species due to overfishing, pollution, etc. Sad to see this happen to any species. I really hope to see a wobbegong shark in its natural environment. Maybe my next snorkel trip will be Shelley Beach with the hope of catching a glimpse of this beautiful fish.

Signing off


1 comment:

  1. Nice post.

    Good luck with your search for wobbegong sharks. I guess seeing them underwater must be quite different from seeing them out of water.